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new details are emerging about the nanny accused of stabbing two children to death in a horrific crime, and then
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stabbed herself. she is still alive on a breathing tube. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson of the the fame has -- carolyn johnson. the family has close ties to the bay area. they lived in san francisco for years. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the story. >> new york city detectives have not figured out why a nanny would have violently stabbed two young children in her care, but they are thousand saying the 50-year-old woman may have been having financial problems and recently sought psychological help. the disturbing murder of two children in this manhattan apart meant building sent shock waves across the country of the she returned home to find two of her children stabbed to death in a bath to be. two-year-old leo and six-year-old lucia killed by their nanny. and then she started stabbing herself when the mother walked in. she was later wheeled away on a stretcher. >> on the floor of the
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bathroom is the nanny who apparently inflicted wounds on her throat. >> reporter: they recently moved to new york from san francisco. their former neighbors are shocked to hear of the tragedy. >> i remember that he had gotten a job. they were going to move to new york. >> reporter: this is a neighborhood of lots of young families with children. many with nannies of their own. both parents work. even for those who did not know the c ri ms, this is a tragedy that is especially scary. >> i think it is alarming. it is one of those awful nightmares you wish never happened. it is one of those scary things you can't anticipate in life. >> reporter: the family was only in new york a couple years. according to a former neighbor they put a lot of money into renovating their home before they moved. >> they were definitely nice people. he was a techy. >> reporter: he worked at yahoo!.
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he was on a flight from san francisco to new york when the attack happened. he was met by police at the airport. following the attack, maria and her surviving child were ushered out of their apartment with a sheet over their head. their nanny remains in a coma. and police have not been able to talk to her because she remains in a medically-enduced coma. according to a new york times story, they hired ortega upon the recommendation of friends and not through an agency. they seemed to have a good relationship with her. kevin's parents say they would often fly her to see her family in the dominican republic. in the newsroom, sergio quintana, abc news. >> thank you very much. a man uh us coulded -- accused of torching a law office was guilty of that fire and two others. we go now live with the latest on the story. alan, it sounds like they have made the connection.
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>> and they think he set a funeral home and church on fire too. we found out the connection goes back more than a decade ago. >> when the mayor surveyed the damage of his burned out law office last month, he told abc7 news he believed the attack was politically motivated. >> i can tell you the motive was not politically motivated. he has disdain for the system and the rules we are governed by. >> reporter: 44-year-old maud love used an ago sell rent to set fire to the mayor's office. >> did the mayor even know who he was, who he is? >> again that's not something i want to comment on. >> reporter: according to family members, love asked the mayor to handle his mother's estate after she died in 1999. love ended up being forced out of the house his mother owned and family members say love has always blamed the mayor. records show love filed a civil suit against obey --
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osbey davis. >> we have been looking at him as a lead in a series of arsons which has plagued our city. >> reporter: police say he set the mortuary on fire on june 6th. the funeral home handled the service for his mother. he is also accused of throwing a firebomb through the window of the taylor chapel on june 30th. family members say love always felt the church was evil. we tried to contact the mayor, but he did not return our calls. meanwhile, maud love is in jail charged with three counts of arson. reporting live in vallejo, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thank you. gunfire between two groups of teenagers brought richmond high school's homecoming dance to a halt. police locked down the gym for half an hour starting at 8:30. officers were on the scene of the dance and quickly responded to the incident. shots were fired about a block
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away from the school. it involved an argument between a group of teenagers. those involved were not students according to police. the dance resumed around 9:00. also new at 11:00, an unidentified 79-year-old woman died after she was struck by an suv. police say it happened around 5:00 in or near a san jose crosswalk by the intersection of taler and north 6th streets. the 32-year-old male driver of the suv is cooperating with police. sports making news. sharks fans are looking at a bleak future tonight because of the nhl lockout. the national hockey league canceled all its games through the end of november. that wipes out an additional 12 sharks games, seven of which were scheduled to be at home. no further meetings are scheduled between the league and the players association. so this will go on. giants' fans are celebrating their extended season. the giants now halfway to the world series title. abc7 news caught up with the team as players and coaches boarded a bus outside at&t park.
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bumgardner, pense and matt c eight n -- matt cain loaded up for the trip to sfo and then on to detroit. we go live to the ballpark tonight. lots of pride, ama. >> certainly is. the giants may now be in detroit, but the bay area pride is shining brightly. from buildings to bars, san francisco is brimming with giants pride. >> every building in the city is awesome in orange. absolutely the best. >> mark jennings owns north star cafe. inside giants jerseys and banners adorn the wall and fans gather. >> i have been a big giants fan. i met my girlfriend in a giants playoff in 2010. >> daniel parker king and his fellow engineers without borders are holding a fundraiser for their water project in kenya. they thought, why not dress up for the occasion and show off world series spirit? >> it is incredible when you look around the city and see
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it covered with orange. i walked down the hill and you can see the sky scrapers with the orange lights at the top and all of the work people have put in to show their pride in giants. >> chris will put in about 60 miles worth of work tomorrow morning. >> i am doing a ride around the city as large as i can with the sf logo. >> he and anyone else who wants to join them will follow the route on the map. >> we will start here and do the top of the s and come down and top of the f. >> and then they go down to daly city and back up for the interior part of the logo. when they are done it should look like this gps map. >> go giants. >> giants pride is not limited to san francisco. just take a quick trip south on 101. this mercedes dealership is in on the action. and the great america sign supports pablo for -- well you get the idea. forget the missing letter t. it is a split between fans. some are hoping they will lose one game in detroit so they
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can come back and win it at home on halloween. others are hoping for a sweep. i think i am going for the sweep. in san francisco, ama dates, abc news. >> i am with you on that. game 3 is at 5:07 tomorrow night. game 4 is sunday also around 5:00. this one 5:15. game 5 would be in detroit if necessary. wayne freedman and mike shumann are bringing us live coverage from detroit. >> look for their reports. abc7 meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at what it is going to be like for the first pitch? kind of cool. >> oh, cold to say the least. they have done it twice. they can do it again. let's check out the forecast. as we fly you over to detroit you will see what it looks like. comerica park on saturday at 5:07 and we are looking at a few clouds around. temperatures in the mid40s at 5:07. by 8:30 it will be down to 40 degrees. it is going to be cold there. but it will be dry.
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as we check out live doppler 7hd, we have clear skies inland, but some low clouds and fog near the coast. this is just an indication of what is to come. i can tell you this much, carolyn and dan, you will want to take your plans outside this weekend. i will be back to tell you more about a warm up that's coming in a few minutes. >> excellent. thank you so much. up next, the new threat to our planet hidden beneath the ocean. >> they overshadow global warming. >> why scientists are sounding the alarm over a microscopic sea creature. >> and hurricane sandy is a menace. the monster storm is now headed for the united states and it is likely to affect the airlines. >> you want to do it with a great guy. >> the provocative new political ad that some a
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the world's oceans are already facing an extreme threat from overfishing, but an equally severe problem is just getting attention. the oceans are turning more acidic and it is happening fast. that's bad for the animals who live in the water, of course,
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but as you will see tonight, it could also be very bad for us. it is staggering, really, but only 5% of the ocean has been explored. that's enough for scientists to know there is trouble underwater. the same fossil fuels polluting the air are also making the ocean more acidic. >> it has incalculable risks associated with it. it may overshadow global warming. >> silvia earl is one of the most represented marine biologists. she was named a living legend by the library of congress. she founded the company that builds submersibles that explore the ocean. she is a fellow at the academy of sciences that shot this video. when it comes to ocean research, silvia is the gold standard. and she says it is time the rest of us start paying attention. >> we are messing around with the chemistry of the planet. >> reporter: at the moments she is focusing on tiny organisms.
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it is a greenish single cell creature discovered by the mit professor. this glass of ocean water could willed ho billions. could hold billions. >> it contributes 20% of the oxygen in the atmosphere. >> reporter: an incredible one-fifth comes from this minute species, critical to life as we know it. >> it does two important things. it generates oxygen, and it takes up carbon. carbon dioxide. it trans -- transforms that to cor bow hydrates. it is -- carbohydrates. >> reporter: but the fragile ecosystem is damaged by excess carbon from cars, power plants and factories. the carbon turns the ocean more acidic making it caw corrosive to shellfish and coral. they are not sure of the affect, but silvia says we can't wait to find out. >> the trend is clear. we are losing elements that
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keep us alive. >> reporter: silvia believes the key to saving the ocean is knowing what is happening. that takes exploration and education. silvia is in her 70s, but she is not slowing down. she launched an alliance called mission blue to ignite public interest and save critical ocean habitat. >> now that we know, we can do better. we can take action. it will protect the plorocaucus and it will protect the ocean. it will actually protect human beings. >> well, the first step is just knowing. if you want to know more, we have links at under see it on tv. very interesting and very important. >> fascinating. a new ad from president obama's campaign is raising highbrows tonight over its provocative phrasing. >> your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. it should be a -- with a guy with beautiful -- somebody who
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really cares about and understands women. a guy who cares -- >> she is talking about voting for the first time. while some applaud the ad for clever word play, critics call it tasteless and inappropriate. mitt romney campaigned in ohio tonight, and he talked about the economy. >> these have been tough times to be middle class in america. income is not going up, but gasoline has gone up by $2,000 a family. the health insurance premiums are up by $2500. food cost ropes. these are -- food costs are up. it feels more like backward to a lot of american families, i will tell you that. >> in what was a major economic speech they say president obama made things worse and his policies will turn things around. five states declared a state of emergency. residents are being told to stock up with enough batteries
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and water and food for three days. this super storm is expected to make landfall on monday night near the delaware coast. the airlines are warning about delays and all are waiving fees for passengers who want to reschedule their flights to stay out of the way. cold air is moving down. it is really something. sandhya patel is tracking sandy for us. >> we will see hurricane sandy right now. the outer bands of rain off the coast of florida. it is starting to get a little across south carolina there. what is going to happen with this storm? right now it is a category one minimal hurricane as you will see. packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles an hour. it is moving north at seven miles an hour. the biggest concern with this storm is that it will merge with a cold storm and arctic air will move in. if this all comes together it could spell major trouble for the east coast. here is the forecast track. it will skirt the carolina
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coastline -- the mid-atlantic coastline. then it will work toward the northwest and moving on board as it comes on shore around either washington, d.c. or baltimore early tuesday evening and heading into wednesday. this is when they could be talking about some very powerful winds. coastal flooding is possible if the heavy rain comes down. if the cold air comes in with the cold storm and merging the two, the hybrid storm what is being called a possible super storm could spell major trouble with some heavy, wet snow for that area. here in the bay area, a different story. we do have low clouds to show you along the coast. inland skies are clear. here is what it looked like when the skies are clear enough. i want to show you this time lapse. it is a waxing gibbous. 94% of full. this was from our high definition south beach camera. lovely view. you will be getting views like this over the next couple days as we do have a nice mild to warm pattern setting up.
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temperatures in the 50s and the 60s. it is going to be another cool night. not quite as cold as what we saw last night. coastal clouds, mild to warm this weekend. and we are looking at the possibility of rain. it is looking likely for halloween. so for tomorrow morning, it is going to be cool. like i said, clouds along the coast. temperatures in the upper 40s to the mid50s. you may even run into patches of fog. right now half moon bay is down to three miles with some fog. this is the area of high pressure that is going to provide us with a nice sunny weekend and a dry break. the changes will be coming again. our live doppler 7hd will be dropping rain. south bay, 77 campbell, 76 san jose, 75 in sunnyvale. on the peninsula it will be in the low to upper 70s. 76 palo alto. 73 san mateo. half moon bay, 66 degrees. downtown san francisco 70. north bay communities a warm day. 79 in santa rosa and head out
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toward the east bay and you will be on the mild side. 80 fairfield and pittsburgh and livermore and around the monterey bay beautiful late october weather. 77 degrees in santa cruz. the accu-weather seven-day forecast. not much change on sunday. a little cooler. you will see the rain possibility entering the picture on wednesday which is halloween. it is not looking good right now. morning showers thursday and then mostly sunny on friday. we will keep you posted on the halloween forecast. hopefully mother nature will provide a tre
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we have new giant fan pictures to share with you. five-month-old ry de r romero is ready in his giants duds. here is little cody named for cody ross from the winning 2010 team, of course. you can send your fan photos at you report at or share them on our facebook page, news or on twitter at abc7 news bay area.
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fear the beard. >> we are getting great shots. keep them m coming. abc7 can help you share your pride on facebook. go to news. then click the giants logo at the top of the page. that will take you here where you can choose to share any of nine different badges to show your support on your facebook wall. go giants. >> halfway there, larry. >> the question now, they are hot right now. can he stay that way in chilly detroit? who wants to hit with the sting in your hands. it is 40 degrees. we preview game three next in sports.
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good evening. the giants flew out of san francisco bound for detroit this morning. game 3 in the world series tomorrow night. giants with a 2-0 series lead. the tigers haven't lost at home this post season. they will have the designated hitter. the weather does not scare time leyland. >> we have heaters in the dug out for both teams. ours will be warmer than theirs tomorrow night.
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but that's all right. we will not tell them. it is cold for everybody, the fans. the beer is cold. everything is cold. it is great. enjoy it. >> it is the world series. you can't be worried about how cold it is. i threw a game in chicago last year where it was 34 degrees and it was raining and sleeting. i threw the ball pretty well that night. i don't suspect the cold weather is going to be much of an issue. >> i don't like the cold. the 49ers are back in action on monday night in arizona. another nfc west opponent and first place on the line. cardinals are similar to the 49ers. both have rugged defenses and offenses. a big concern for arizona, no pass protection. 35 sacks allowed in six games. smith will be bringing it although opposing teams are planing to stop him. >> i would like more sacks, but teams are more prepared for us than they were last year. quarterbacks are faster, but we are hurrying throws and creating pressure. we are doing our job. >> as the saying goes, you can throw out the records when the raiders and chiefs get
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together. they would like to throw them out. oakland is 2 and 4 and kansas city 1 and 5. prase -- pass protection is an issue. he knows his o line will be challenged at noisy arrow head stadium. >> we are all proud men out here. we all want to do our job and do our job to the best of our ability. when we don't play as well as we want to, we look forward to the opportunity to get back out there and prove ourselves again. that group as a whole is looking forward to the opportunity to get back out there. >> the warriors tip off a new season next wednesday, halloween night in phoenix. charles jenkins dropped by to talk about the warriors' expectations in 2012. he says he likes what he sees so far. >> you can talk about practice. everybody is competing against each other. the competition level has increased tremendously. we have each position that can play. everybody is hungry to win games.
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>> abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> it is going to be cold tomorrow. >> they are going to be fine. >> but cold. >> i will be watching in front of spectacular hd nice and warm. >> so will the rest of us. >> all at your house. "night loin" is next. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. thanks for joining us. the news continues tomorrow morning at 5:00. >> for larry beil and sand
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tonight on "nightline," a powerful hurricane, with tens of millions of americans in its cross hairs. poised to explode into a superstorm that will pummel the east coast. we're on the ground with the latest. plus, it's a place where outsiders are rarely allowed.


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